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that one building. >> what you actually would need to know in terms of a concern about impartiality and to whom he may owe some kind of loyalty or gratitude isn't just the name of that organization. but also the identity of companies and individuals who have also invested in that organization and made the real estate project possible. >> reporter: the kushner company declined to comment for this story. after numerous inquiries, the white house did confirm for us that kushner still owns a stake in the building worth between $1 million and $5 million through a trust. anna werner, cbs news, jersey city. today the state of texas sued travis county to compel it to enforce u.s. immigration law. the county, which includes the state capital of austin has resisted. but now the governor has signed a new law banning so-called sanctuary cities.
david begnaud has this. >> this law does not keep our community safe. in fact, it goes against public safety. >> reporter: sally her nan denas been in a standoff with texas governor abbott over the legality of sanctuary cities. but now honoring those requests will be mandated by a new state law in texas. she and other law enforcement officials must carry them out after governor abbott signed the law on facebook live where he didn't have to answer questions. >> this law cracks down on policies like the travis county sheriff, who declared that she would not detain known criminals accused of violent crime. >> reporter: if the law goes into effect, what are you going to do in. >> i will have to change my policy, because i will not violate the law. >> reporter: the law forces sheriffs to honor requests made by the federal government to hold people already in jail who may be here illegally.
failure to do so could result in a fine, jail time or removal of the sheriff in office. it also allows police officers to ask creime victims and witnesses their nationality or immigration status. they advocate it will make the law safer, but every major chief in texas opposes it. one has tweeted violent crime is on the rise across our nation. and some would rather men and women in blue go after cooks and nannies versus hardened criminals. the law doesn't go into effect until september 1st. until then, the aclu is vowing to take it to court. it affects colleges and universities across the state of texas, but it doesn't apply to churches. voters in south korea are choosing a new president. former president park geun-hye is in jail, facing corruption charges. one of the front runners in the
race opposes the missile defense system that the united states just installed there to stop a north korean attack. adriana diaz is in seoul. >> reporter: protesters were out in force again, to stop any vehicle headed to the controversial u.s. anti-missile system called thaad. that was installed here in the middle of the night two weeks ago. we're blocking this road, said this man, to make sure that this van isn't carrying supplies for thaad. they oppose the u.s. system, because they fear it will only increase the threat of war. as north korea continues to bully the region with its missile program. protests against thaad and the oust have now become a key part of the election. liberal candidate mun has surged in the polls and says south korea must learn how to say "no"
to america. he also argues that sanctions aren't enough to stop the north. his main opponent is a doctor who made his fortune as a software mogul before entering politics. he like president trump went to the wharton business school in pennsylvania, and says that would allow him to build a rapport with mr. trump. an initially opposed thaad but now favors it. most consider it a bid to attract conservative voters. in the next24 hours, we'll see if he's 24 hours, we'll see if he's right. no matter who wins, skocott, th u.s. may find itself on the back foot. both favor talks. >> thank you. french voters decisively rejected marine le pen.
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tonight, 18 penn state fraternity brothers are facing charges that include involuntary man slather. timothy piazza, a pledge, died after a hazing ritual. jericka duncan is following this. >> reporter: by the time paramedics reached 19-year-old timothy piazza, his spleen had ruptured. he suffered severe head injuries and his blood alcohol level nearly four times higher than the legal limit. just four hours later he was pronounced dead. piazza, a freshman allied at the beta pheta arrived. they were instructed to guzzle
down alcohol in a short period of time. >> the details are shocking. >> reporter: tom kline represents the piazza family. >> there is a total disregard for another human being. >> reporter: he fell down a staircase. for beta brothers carried him up. video shows at least one frat brother visibly agitated, pointing to his head and then piazza. he testified he told his beta brothers to call 911 but they refused. by 10:00 a.m. the next among, two of his frat brothers found him. they say piazza had blood on his face, he felt cold to the touch, his skin appeared pale and his eyes half open. his beta brothers called 911, 42 minutes later. this video is what sets this case apart from many other hazing scandals. scott, we told by the attorney today that the video might actually help some of the frat brothers who were charged with
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civil war in sudan created a lost generation of boys, orphaned or displaced. we end tonight with the story of one of those boys who found a new life in america. here's mark strassmann. >> so is this the same accident? >> reporter: jacob mosh finally has his dream job, a rookie cop working in downtown atlanta. >> it was really hard for me, but i put a lot of effort to
realize that dream. >> reporter: he grew up in sudan, during a civil war that killed more than 2 million people, including his father. when he was 7 years old, he hiked hundreds of miles barefoot to safety in ethiopia, eating leaves to survive. roughly 20,000 children like him, most of them orphans, became known as the "lost boys of sudan." he lived in refugee camps for 14 years. >> it was horrible. there was a lot of killing. a lot of suffering. >> reporter: you were often scared? >> yes. >> reporter: hungry? >> yes. you could call me a former lost boif sudan, but i'm not a lost boy now. >> reporter: he found a new life in america when he was 21. he learned english, graduated college and dreamed of becoming a cop. but in training, he struggled with target practice and driving. on his third try through the police academy, he graduated last month. >> you know, everybody wanted
jacob to succeed. >> reporter: jeff glazier. >> even when he was failing you saw the makings of a good cop. >> you can see in his eyes he has the fight in him. he never turned his back, and he always kept swinging, and that's what we're looking for. >> reporter: becoming a cop is his way of protecting the country that protected him. how does your background help you as a police officer? >> if i can rise to where i am now as a police officer, doing other big things, helping the community, they can do it too. >> reporter: as a cop, he will meet many people who also struggle. but, as a profile in perseverance, his life story is hard to top. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. that's overnight news for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news. and be sure not to miss cbs this morning.
from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. former acting attorney general sally yates finally got a chance to tell her is story on capitol hill. she went before the senate judiciary committee which is investigating russian influence in the presidential election. senators were eager to hear her side of the story regarding michael flynn and what the white house was told about his ties to the kremlin. jeff pegues has the details. >> reporter: sally yates said she felt compelled to fell the white house that mike flynn had misled the vice president about his contacts with sergei
kislyak. they had gathered intercepts of his conversations. dianne feinstein. >> what you're saying is, general flynn lied to the vice president. >> that's certainly how it appeared, yes. because the vice president went out and made statements about general flynn's conduct that he said were based on what general flynn told him. and we knew that that flat wasn't true. >> i donald john trump do solemnly swear. >> reporter: four days after president trump's inauguration, flynn was interviewed by fbi agents at the white house as part of the bureau's investigation into russian meddling in the election. two days later, on the 26th, yates met at the white house with the president's lawyer. she informed him then that flynn had been compromised. >> the russians also knew about what general flynn had done, and the russians also knew that general flynn had misled the vice president. this was a problem, because not
only did we believe that the russians knew this but that they likely had proof of this information. and that created a compromise situation. a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the russians. >> reporter: the next day, yates met with mcgann again, he asked whether the justice department was pursuing charges against flynn. >> they were concerned that taking action might interfere with the fbi investigation. and we told him both the senior career official and i that he should not be concerned with it. >> reporter: mcgann then asked to see the evidence against flynn. three days later, on january 30th, yates agreed. but that night, the obama administration holdover was fired for refusing to defend the president's travel ban. >> i don't know what happened after that, because that was my last day with doj. >> reporter: even after yates' warning the white house didn't act right away. it took more than two weeks for flynn to be fired.
president trump called flynn a wonderful man even after he was fired. today on twitter, mr. trump wrote, ask sally yates how clastfied information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to the white house. yates denied being the source of those leaks. president trump's top advisish and son-in-law jared kushner may have stepped aside from his family's real estate business, but the rest of the family is still in business. his sister, nicole meyer was in shanghai, talking real estate to wealthy investors. the sales pitch? invest half a million and get a visa. >> reporter: nicole meyer spent saturday with wealthy chinese investors, asking them to help finance this new jersey real estate project, known as one journal square. her pitch? make a $500,000 investment in return for a possible u.s. visa. it's known at eb-5 immigrant
investor program and was renewed by president trump the day before the beijing meeting. >> this is just the start of a roadshow for the kushner company family many. >> reporter: new york fiems reporter xavier hernandez was at the event and said it included pictures of president trump and referenced jared kushner specifically. >> i think for the chinese investor whose were there they felt like this project was safe and secure because it had the government's support. and whether that was her intention or not, i think a lot of people walked away with that perception. >> reporter: the session was open to the public but hernandez and owne other journalists were forced out of the ritz-carlton baum room. in a statement, they said ms. meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had nothing to do with this project and apologized if any mention of her brother was seen as an attempt to lure investors. an attorney for kushner said he had divested of the project.
>> jared has done everything to comply with the ethics. he wasn't involved. >> reporter: those close to kushner describe this as a mistake of misunderstanding, not malice or profit. they acknowledge there is nothing routine these days about the kushner name or its proximity to the president. secretary of state rex tillerson will host sergey lavrov at the state department tomorrow. at the top of the agenda, a plan to create safe zones inside syria to protect those fleeing the civil war. it would not affect any areas involving the islamic state. the islamic state has attracted followers from around the world. and now a lot of women who went there to marry fighters are desperate to get home. holly williams reports. >> reporter: sarah is a french citizen who traveled to syria when she was just 18, married an isis fighter and had a baby.
three years later, though, sarah's ha secod second thought. her husband was killed. she's run away from the extremists, and she wants to take her baby back to france. i want to forget everything here and get my life back, she said. i want to start again and protect my daughter. she's won of hundreds of young european women who joined isis, some of them just teenagers, easily lured to syria with false promises of a romantic life in a so-called islamic state. along with other foreign defectors, sarah and her daughter were given shelter by a moderate rebel group in syria, but one of their leaders, mohammad adid told us it's difficult to persuade foreign governments to accept the defectors back. do you try to contact their governments and send them home? >> translator: we've tried to
communicate with several governments, he told us, but we either get no answer or nothing positive. >> reporter: in paris, this is a negotiator hired by sarah's family to try to bring her home. all the women i help know they have to go to prison once they're back, she told us, including sarah. she says she only helps women and children. negotiating with european governments and using her contacts in syria. are these women and children a threat? if we leave them in syria, that's when they become a danger, she told us. they're widowed and their children can be taken from them at any moment, brainwashed, radicalized and turned into human bombs. the children have a right to a second chance. the syrian rebels who gave protection to sarah when she fled isis told us they've also been sheltering more than 20 other deeffecters, all of them from western countries.
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the battle over the confederate monuments of new orleans is now in court. a lawsuit was filed to keep the state from removing statues of robert e. lee and beauregard. some insist the monduments are racist. >> reporter: the battle lines are drawn over the probable removal this week of that monument to a civil war icon and others like it. the white mayor of this predominantly black town says keeping these symbols of the confederate on a pedestal is out of step with today's values of inclusion. >> hey, hey, ho, ho! >> reporter: opposing protesters
marched against a statue of robert e. lee. on one side of the debate, those who want the monuments taken down, saying they are symbols of racism and white supremacy. >> the fight we are raging against the city fathers who have refused to bring about genuine equality and freedom for the black people here. >> reporter: on the other side? supporters of monuments who argue they honor southern heritage and history. >> we want it to stay. we understand that most of us can only be here for a day. but it's a symbolic gesture of standing up for what we believe in. >> reporter: the clash comes a the city plans to remove the statue of lee and two other confederate monuments. the first to go was the liberty place monument which was removed in the middle of the night last month, citing safety concerns, crews wore masks and bullet-proof vests. the move sparked protests, including this violent clash near the statue of jefferson
davis, who served as president of the confederacy. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: as the city plans to remove the remaining monuments, tensions are high. the new orleans police department confirms multiple threats have been made toward contractors hired by the city to take down the statues. but new orleans mayor mitch landrieu says he's not backing down. >> the removal of these statues sends a clear message, an unequivocal message to the people of new orleans and the people of our nation that new orleans celebrates diversity. >> reporter: mayor landrieu says they're using private funding to bring these statues down, and eventually, they'll be placed in a museum. the legendary rock band, the eagles, aren't recording together but they will set aside their differences to kick off a world tour next month. they've also come together to sue a mexican hotel that's been calling itself hotel california, that was the name of their
grammy winning album from 1976. they insist they have a trademark on the hotel. we report from the beverly hills hotel which was the real inspiration of the tune. >> reporter: this is the cover for the album, but when the mexican state of baja had its own hotel california, the eagles swooped right in with a lawsuit. ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ >> reporter: there's plenty of room at the hotel california, but not apparently if you're misleading consumers or selling unauthorized branded merchandise. that's the gist of a 11-page lawsuit this week filed by the eagles against hotel california in baja, mexico. the defendants lead u.s. consumers to believe the hotel is associated with the eagles and among eother things served s
the inspiration for the lyrics. >> it's not about california. it's about america, you know. it's about the dark underbelly of the american dream, about excess. >> reporter: the group says the baja hotel is now using excessive use of the words "hotel california." this is a trademark and copyright attorney. >> they're alleging several things, the first is that the hotel is advertising in a manner to create confusion in the minds of consumers about it being affiliated with the eagles. >> reporter: the hotel's website references specific lyrics in the song. hotel california is accessed by driving a long desert highway and mission bells are heard daily. online reviews seem to corroborate. the song made it into a popular place and it's interesting to
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well, you may be one of those people who can binge watch a tv show for five or six hours at a time, but could you really sit there and stare at the screen if the camera was following a cow walking up a hill? there is a public access channel in norway doing just that, they call it slow tv, and it's a run away hit. seth doane reports. >> reporter: it's television's version of taking a deep breath. a very long, very slow deep breath. it's called slow tv.
in and it's a surprising smash hit in norway. it began with this broadcast of a train journey from the coastal city to the capital oslo. the formula was simple. put a few cameras on a train and watch the scenery go by for seven hours. did you know where that journey would lead? how successful it would be? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: these two are the brains behind the whole thing. we met at the bergen train station. >> it's one of those things you think of late night in the bar and you wake up and it's not a good idea after all. >> reporter: but, much to their surprise, there was a green light from their bosses at norway's public broadcaster,
nrk-2. >> actually, we like it being strange, because then it's more fun. >> if the viewers laugh or think wow, this is too crazy, that's basically the kind of reaction you want from the viewers. >> reporter: about a quarter of all norwegians tuned in to watch some part of that train trip. they ran historical clips when the train went through a tunnel. but other than some music, there was no narration, no plot, and thanks to public broadcasting, no commercials. >> yes, of course it's boring. >> reporter: you admit your own show is boring? >> yes, like much of life itself, it's boring, but in between there, there are exciting moments and you just >> reporter: since the train in 2009, they experimented with other slow ideas.
and folks at all levels have taken notice. >> i understand that in norway for example one of the big hits on tv is national firewood night. [ laughter ] this is true. video of logs burning for hours. >> reporter: 12 hours in all. then there was the national knitting night which started, of course, with shearing the sheep. knitting the sweater came much later in the 13-hour broadcast. the shows get slower and slower. >> it has to be unique, not copy of the last one. so we have to push the boundaries for each show, i think. ♪ >> reporter: the show titled
salmon swimming upstream ran 18 hours. and afterwards, the head of the station said it felt too short. is there a recipe for the perfect slow tv? >> it's important that it's an unbroken timeline. that you don't take away anything. everything that's in there, all the boring stuff is in there, all the exciting things are in there, you as the viewer have to find out what's boring and what's interesting. >> it kind of requires you to precisely slow down. to twist your head in a little bit of a different direction. >> reporter: are you a fan of slow tv? >> i am. >> reporter: this is a professor of media studies at the university of oslo. when you first heard about slow tv, did you think you'd like it? >> no, i thought the whole notion was weird, to tell you the truth. but it turned out that at least some of it, i found surprisingly appealing.
>> reporter: he likens slow tv to opening a sort of window. an escape valve from what he calls fast-paced eye candy tv. >> whether dn did we come to ac that television should be this accelerated, busy, in your face thing. at some point that became the norm. >> reporter: the producers say one scene sums up their approach. >> once we passed a cow on one of our journeys. and we put a camera on it, and the camera kept rolling, didn't cut away. and then you keep it and then you keep it. and then suddenly, a story evolves. because what is the cow doing? and why is it walking there? and where is it heading? and why is the cow alone? suddenly, there comes a story
out of it. you have to see what happens. ♪ >> reporter: there was plenty of time to follow that cow, because they came across it while shooting an episode which followed a cruise along norway's coast. that cruise? well, it was five and a half days long. slow tv broadcast all 134 hours of it live. at one point, almost half of norway was watching. norwegians lined the ship's route, often waving flags or well coming it into port. there were unexpected cameos. a water-skier in an mankini for instance. even the queen of norway made a surprise appearance. slow tv episodes are special,,,,
one of president trump's cabinet secretaries is getting high marks from pet lovers. ryan z ry ryan zienke announced that it is pet friendly. >> reporter: it's all smiles and puppy dogs. the secretary is joining us back here and says this is the first federal department to go dog-friendly. and he's confident it's going to raise mo reduce stress. interior secretary zinke's dog is no stranger to his office. he smells my dog. >> he is our ambassador to
happiness at the department of interior. >> reporter: the former navy s.e.a.l. says the dog is allowed to join him, but i wants the employees to have the same benefit. >> even if you're having a bad day, rod nner is good at makingt better. >> reporter: he's been counting down on twitter, posting employee photos of some of the 80 dogs of the department expected to show up today. >> i wanted our department to be inviting. we have terrific people, and i want the work environment to be one that people really want to go to work. >> reporter: megan is thrilled to be able to bring her dog, daisy, to work. >> there's definitely a buzz around the department. it's pretty exciting to be able to have your dog at work. >> reporter: dogs in washington, d.c. offices is not a new idea. presidents have been bringing
their dogs for generations. president trump is the first president not to have a dog at the white house for nearly 40 years. if the president asks you, would you tell him to get a dog? >> yes, i'd let him borrow rodner as long as he brings him back. it's morale, people love dogs. >> reporter: but there are concerns such as allergies and disrupting the work environment. >> not everyone loves dogs. >> reporter: zinke says all of the dogs that come to work must be housebroken, have their shots and be wealll-behaved. >> reporter: if dogs work out, are cats next? >> we'll take it one step at a time. maybe no cats. for some of you the news continues, for others, check back a little later for the morning news and of course cbs
this morning it's tuesday, may 9th, 2017, this is the "cbs morning news". passengers erupt in anger as a labor dispute with spirit airlines pilots keep them grounded in florida. >> i will never fly spirit airline again if you ask me that question. wanted for a string of shootings in phoenix more than a year ago police finally arrest a suspected serial killer linking him to even more murders. pounding hail hammers colorado, destroying cars and rattling nerves. >> sounded like gun shot